It is almost 1800 km from St. Thomas to Miami – about the same as from Winnipeg to Denver. As a result, it took us over two full days at sea to get back to Miami. That is why we prefer to sail out of San Juan, Puerto Rico rather than Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Instead of many sea days at each end of the cruise, you have time to visit more islands.
The kitchen staff created an elaborate Christmas scene in the atrium using gingerbread, candies, chocolate and icing. Once the icing hardened the train could actually run on the tracks through the scene.
There was a large Christmas tree in the atrium and it provided a nice background for portraits.
This is the last of the towel critters created by our cabin steward. We all had a good breakfast on the last morning as we prepared to disembark in Miami on Sunday, December 16.